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Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter

Representing the 1st District of New Hampshire

Shea-Porter Statement on Shipyard GAO Report

September 13, 2017
Press Release

Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01), a four-term member of the House Armed Services Committee, released the following statement regarding this week’s Government Accountability Office report about deteriorating naval shipyard conditions: 

“While this report raises valid and longstanding concerns related to the chronic underfunding of our nation’s four public shipyards, this in no way reflects on the dedicated men and women who work at our Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and continue to set the national standard for excellence. I agree with the GAO that the Navy must develop a comprehensive shipyard capital investment plan and provide regular updates to Congress on its progress modernizing these essential facilities. For its part, Congress must provide reliable support and end ongoing budgetary uncertainty and sequestration caps.”